Titanic life preserver in Rocky Horror Picture Show

Dan Kappes

Did anyone else notice the life preserver with the name Titanic on it in the classic horror film Rocky Horror Picture Show in a brief scene? Tim Curry floats on it in a swimming pool with Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam tiled on the bottom of the pool.

It is often claimed that people said "God himself cannot sink this ship." about the Titanic, so I think this scene symbolizes the futility of man's efforts to be better than God.

What are your theories as to the exact symbolism or meaning of this scene?

An interesting footnote, Tim Curry would later star in the 1996 television miniseries Titanic with Catherine Zeta Jones.
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